La Gloria Cubana Artesanos De Tabaqueros Cigar Review
This 6×50 stick offers dual wrappers and the band at the foot end marking the transition between the first and 2nd third with connecticut and sumatran wrappers. It has a mottled rustic apperance, with a couple large veins, several smaller and a smooth firm feel. The aroma is a slight barnyard with a smooth tobacco. First light reveals (more…)
Corona Cigar Company Gold Series Gorda Uncut Sungrown Cigar Review
This 7×52 shaggy foot stick offers a dark brown wrapper with a bit of oil, a satin finish and a very aromatic wrapper of sandalwood. The first two thirds were very mild with a light, airy smoke and flavors of light earth and a touch of cream. For a short time around the 1/2 way point a dry aged tobacco flavor joined in and faded by the end of the 2nd third. The last third woke up a bit giving a solid medium body with much richer flavor, twice the smoke output and showing a very smooth creamy light leather and a long earth finish. Draw was prefect and the burn was as well, all the way down, holding the ash about 3/4″. Total burn time was 1:25. Thank you very much to the Corona Cigar Company for sending this for review!
This 5×50 stick offers a medium tan wrapper with firm construction and a triple cap, with a very pleasant sweet aroma. Flavors were fairly consistant for the first two thirds, showing a smooth, rich (more…)
This 6×52 stick offered a very smooth satin medium chocolate wrapper with a nice aroma of dusty cocoa. Draw started out very firm but gradually went down to a very nice amount of resistance as the stick burned. Total burn time to the nub was (more…)
This 5.75×50 stick offered a tan, textured but firm wrapper, with a nice tobacco aroma. Total burn time was 1:45 just past the band point, and it was almost razor sharp all the way down. The ash was light grey and white, holding on 1 1/2″ at a time. The draw was (more…)
This 7.25×38 stick packed a whollup of spice through the first two thirds, that only calmed down at the end. I have had buffalo wings with less heat than this put off on my lips and tongue at the start! Besides the hot finish it offered a myriad of flavor combinations, changing up every 10 draws or so. Total smoke time (more…)
This 5.2×54 box pressed stick offered a medium body experience with mild woody flavors. Always buttery and creamy smooth, it offered a big pepper and spice kick on the finish during the first two thirds. The pepper calmed down from the band point back, offering just a clean short finish with a little tickle on the tongue. This stick needed to be drawn every 30 seconds or it liked to go out on you. The ash was very loose and flaky, dropping off in bits all the way down pretty much every time you touched it, never getting past 1/2 inch long. Thank you very much to Tinderbox.com for generously donating this stick, I appreciate it very much!